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Obituary for Debra Goss

OWLS HEAD – Debra R. Goss, 72, died peacefully at home with her loving family, Saturday, November 4, 2023.
Born in Rockland, June 15, 1951, she was the daughter of Norman and Bebe Brown Drinkwater. She spent much of her life with her mother and stepfather, Robert Waterman.

Educated locally she was a 1969 graduate of Rockland High School.

Throughout her career, Deb was employed as a secretary in both the medical profession and with the Rockland Police Department.

In the late 1970s, Deb united with her best friend and soulmate Richard Goss. The pair were married on September 7, 1985 and made their home for over 32 years in Owls Head.

Deb always had a kind word and a warm smile for everyone she came in contact with. People loved her infectious laugh and positive attitude. She loved spending time with her family, which was her number one priority. Her bond with her sisters and mother was very special. They were best friends, which created a family nucleus like no other. All the spouses that married into the family remarked on what a special thing we all have. All because of “The Core Four”, Bebe, Wanda, Lainey, and Deb. The entire family feels fortunate for the strong family bond these four ladies have created, which resulted in years of memories and family gatherings around Mother's Day, Yankee Swap, and Christmas Eve.

Predeceased by her parents; her beloved husband, Richard, in 2011; stepbrother, Steven Waterman; and brother-in-law, Eugene Goss. Debra is survived by her children, Tania Kingsbury and her husband Dan of Port Clyde; Jeremy Treneer and his wife Heather of Camden; her stepchildren, Jenna Wood and her husband Al of Mobile, AL, Justin Goss and his wife Dawn of Pace, FL; her sisters, Wanda Johnson of Sidney, Elaine Young and her husband Jack of Vinalhaven; her step-sisters, Cheryl and Heather Waterman; sister-in-law, Marie Goss of Spruce Head; her grandchildren, Cameron, Anna and Connor Kingsbury, Brady and Emma Treneer, Devin and Ethan Wood, Madelyn Goss; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A reception will follow at the Owls Head Community Building.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dystonia Foundation at